In the fall of 2009, our group of farmers, millers, bakers and researchers from Maine and Vermont travelled to Quebec to see their vibrant local bread wheat industry in action. Elisabeth Vachon, agronomist with Moulins de Soulanges, was our host. We visited Au Gres des Champs - a farm growing organic bread wheat, La Meunerie Milanaise - a mill producing organic bread flour from local sources, and Premiere Moisson - a bakery with 18 shops in the Montreal area who strives to use only locally grown wheat.
Click here for photos from our trip . See below for a 2-part video.
The trip was organized by Heather Darby (Univ. Vermont Extension) and Elisabeth Vachon (Moulins de Soulanges). Videos were produced by Tavi Merrill & Ellen Mallory (Univ Maine Coop Extension)